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Prof. Steve Frantzich

Steve Frantzich is Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy where he was selected as the outstanding professor in 1990, runner-up as outstanding researcher in 2001 and as one of the first USNA Teaching Fellows in 2002. He is the author of over a dozen books, most recently Citizen Democracy: Citizen Activists in a Cynical Age (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and Cyberage Politics 101: Mobility, Technology and Democracy (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002). He has won awards from the American Political Science Association, C-SPAN, and a variety of publishers for the use of computers and video in teaching. He is the co-author of two interactive texts (Congress and American Government).

Professor Frantzich has been a senior Fulbright Scholar in Denmark and the Czech Republic and serves as a consultant to the U.S. Congress and a variety of foreign governments and foundations. He has served on the boards of the Center for Civic Education, the Maryland Center for Civic Education and the Dirksen Center. In his spare time, he directs Books for International Goodwill, which has shipped over 2.4 million books to developing countries. He can be reached at


  • FP130 US Government and Constitutional Development
  • FP375 Politics and the Media
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